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, "bbc world news america." >> this is "bbc world news america." the scandal is spreading. from britain's royal family to its former prime minister, the allegations of hacking by rupert murdoch's media empire could have a global impact. east africa's drought is labeled the world's worst, but with so many in need, why is one refugee camp in kenya completely empty? and it is a question of identity. for native americans, the system has long helped define their tribes, but times have changed. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. another day and yet more extraordinary revelations in the hacking scandal surrounding rupert murdoch's media empire. first came a story that the news of the world reporters tried to buy top-secret information about the royal family from one of its protection officers. in a separate case, another murdoch paper is alleged to have targeted personal liberation of the former prime minister when he was chancellor. >> the head of state, the royal family, her and their security is the duty of the police in the royal protection branch. the inte
of their patients in the clinic's death book. >> is anyone exempt from britain's phone hacking? the scandal spreads from the pages of rupert murdoch's newspaper to the walls of parliament. >> the shuttle has cleared the tower. -- the tunnel. >> it is countdown for the space shuttle final launch. we hear from one at nasa veteran who was there from the start. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. aid agencies have issued an urgent appeal for help for millions affected by drought in east africa. the crisis has been particularly cruel to somalia, kenya, uganda, and ethiopia. more than 300,000 people have walked days to get to the refugee camp in kenya. ben brown has been there for a week. >> among the refugees at this camp, there are hundreds of lost children and orphans. some got separated from their families on the long walk from somalia. others, like abdi and his sister, no longer have parents. their father died in somalia's civil war. last month, their mother was killed as well. >> it is better here. back in somalia, there was war. we have no relatives there, so we fled her
from australia to the u.s., to britain. >> thank you very much for joining us. in mumbai today, three coordinated bombings targeted the financial capital leaving at least 21 people dead and injuring more than a hundred. the blasts are the worst attack in the country since the 2008 attack. we have been to the location of why the explosions. >> this is one of three locations where explosions have taken place. just behind this police cordon, a bus stop where a vehicle was detonated. two of their class took place at about 7:00 p.m. local time in highly densely populated areas. lots of traffic around peak times. we are hearing of many injuries. the injured have been taken to local hospitals. the party according to the police and those of been coming to these areas saying that the parties at the moment is to make sure that the injured are taking care of. it is yet to be unknown who is behind these attacks and what is taking place and whether there is collation to any of those attacks that took place in 2008. -- whether there is any correlation to any of those attacks that took place in 2008
can make a splash. she switched last year from representing kenya to start swimming for great britain. her goal is to be at the olympics. she often trains two times a day, once before school and once after. >> getting up at 5:00 in the morning is not get easier. >> she started swimming at the age of four when she was with her family. she was born in the u.k. and decided to return here to pursue her dream. she boarded at plumas college. -- plymouth college. while most teenagers find it hard to drag themselves out of bed in the morning, she has been years since the crack of dawn. she is incredibly committed to his swimming but she is focused on her school work. after a cup of coffee, it is off to school where she is studying for her a levels. she has her work to perfect and friends to catch up with. this is all before the end of school. >> sometimes i get really stressed and fed up. you have to deal with this situation that you are given and you have to deal with both of these things. >> she made a contentious start before representing england. she has struggled. she took a five week br
target. al qaeda is trying to hit softer, more powerful role targets other than america and britain. >> tonight, soldiers are on the streets of oslo and norway's government is holding crisis meetings. there is shock that the city's peace could be shattered like this. >> and just a brief time ago, president obama spoke about these attacks with the new zealand -- with new zealand's prime minister. >> i want to personally extend my condolences to the people of norway, and it is a reminder that the entire international community has a stake in preventing this kind of terror. we have to work cooperatively both on intelligence and in terms of prevention. >> joining me now to discuss the motivation of who might have been behind the attacks as the former u.s. deputy national security adviser who is currently at the center for strategic and international studies. thank you for joining us. >> my pleasure. >> why would note -- norway bbea target for attacks? >> it is a peaceful country, but it has become more and more a target for global jihadists. norway since the days of 2001, 2002 they have
this wall. >> the berlin wall did come down, of course. today, britain's saluted ronald reagan. the foreign secretary brought a message from lady thatcher who hoped to attend but was not well enough to attend. >> ronald reagan was a great president and a great man. he held clear principles and acted upon them with purpose. >> his legacy was hailed by connolly's arise as an example for today, particularly in the middle east. >> it gives us hope and optimism to continue to stand for those who are still trapped in tyranny. "the reputation of some leaders fade with time but for reagan, it seems to be the reverse. critics during his presidency regarded him as a second division actor who had no business trying to play a part on the world stage. ronald reagan has certainly found a place in the sun. >> on this july 4th, to all our american viewers, happy independence day. that you so much for watching. see you back here tomorrow. -- thank you so much for watching. >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont,
scandal which continues to spread in great britain. "news of the worldwent even further = = -- "news of the world" went even further, according to gordon brown. >> there is some flash photography. >> here is gordon at downing street. on the top is rebekah brooks. for years, team brown stayed close to teamer, but no more -- team murdoch, but no more. he is accusing "news of the world" of using criminals to investigate his private life. >> i had my bank account broken into, my files, i tax returns went missing -- my tax returns went missing. medical return -- medical records have been broken into. i do not know how this happens. but i do know that in two of these instances, there is absolute proof that news international was responsible for hiring people to get this information. the people that they work with -- and this is what concerns me most -- our criminals. >> are you considering resigning? >> he is not resigning. he said his newspaper has been down to bring him -- has been out to bring him down. he attacks the way that it reported his youngest son was suffering from cystic fibro
on pbs and around the globe. each day brings a new twist in the scandal that has engulfed britain. today was no exception. first the news of the second high-profile resignations and scotland yard in 24 hours when john yates announced he was stepping down. then a former "news of the world" reporter that alleged widespread hacking was found dead. the circumstances are not believed to be suspicious. nick robinson reports. >> he resigned just a day after his boss, commissioner paul stephenson. both are paying the price for failing to get to grips with the hacking scandal, so says the mayor of london. >> i have just come off of the phone with yates and tendered his resignation. >> insisted both men jumped and were not pushed. he made it clear he did everything to encourage them. >> there are issues and questions. it will make it difficult for them to continue to do their job in the way they wanted. >> john yates began the day determined not to resign. he told colleagues he would not submit to trial by media. he explained why he was going. >> we are truly accountable. those of us to take on th
and fitter and not to be missed -- bitter and not to be missed. >> pressure continues to mount in britain. in the u.s., the fbi is closing allegations that news corp. tried to hack into the phone records of victims of the 9/11 attack. more on that border of the story -- part of the story. news corp. is headquartered in new york. the fbi seems to be bowing to pressure from politicians. >> that is right. what happened last night, a republican congressman from long island called on the fbi to open an investigation and two reports there was an attempt to obtain the phone records and numbers of the 9/11 victims, especially british victims and this attempt was made by "news of the world" reporters. this is the allegation. made in a rival newspaper. this is what it politicians want to have investigated. 9/11 is a totemic issue as we approach the 10th anniversary. people cannot believe this could be -- possibly have happened. i understand the investigation is in its preliminary stages. it does not mean a thing has done wrong but murdoch was a company is facing investigations on both sides of the
investors are looking at at the moment. the cultural cemetery of britain says he will not make a rush decision. we know he has written to regular -- written to regulators seeking advice. there's speculation that the takeover will be referred back to the competition commission, which could involve a lengthy investigation into whether mr. rupert murdoch, news corp., his management team would be proper to own bskyb. clegg made those comments a few moments ago. let's listen to what he said about this deal. >> the bskyb bid -- rupert murdoch is now in town in london. i would simply say to him -- look how people feel about this. look how the country has reacted with revulsion to the revelations'. do the decent and sensible thing and reconsider. think again about your bid for bskyb. >> you mentioned the share price of bskyb has been affected. not only bskyb. >> investors have seen a possible delayed the bid and a possible failed bid. the pressure on rupert murdoch. they are dumping some of their bskyb shares. it fell another 6% today. that's on the back of an 8% fall on friday. not too long
, but he started out in britain, as did harry n. john. the sounds of modern hollywood, not as american as you might think. >> amazing how important music is in film. that is it for now. plenty more to come on bbc. >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. and union bank. >> union bank has put itsie global financial strength to work for a wide range of companies, companies, what
defector. he says the general's death will make them more determined to push on to tripoli. britain gave its full backing to the rebel government, and the west hope they are right. >> tens of thousands of syrians have turned out again for protest across the country, demanding the president resigned. it has killed elise four people. the biggest rally appears to be in hamas. there was a report of of fighting in several other cities. here we have this report from damascus. >> people chant for the sake of god and we walk. people want the downfall of the regime. hear, the city that has witnessed the biggest conflict across the country, people have determined to they want the regime out. thousands of people took to the streets and decided that silence is killing us. -- here is a different scene. police used teargas to disperse protesters. this is it in a town that is a suburb of damascus. today, it blamed the past -- a blast for sabotage. using heavy helicopters where people were killed in the early hours of morning by security forces. they want to crack down on protests and it seems -- it doe
in britain as the phone hacking allegations continue to grow. john yates said he was wrong in 2009 not to reopen the investigation into phone hacking, but has acted with complete integrity. rupert murdoch alongside his son james murdoch and the chief executive of news international here in the u.k. will appear before parliamentary select committee at 2:30 u.k. time. you have been watching news on the bbc. thanks for watching. ♪ ♪ >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. and union bank. >> union bank has put its global financial strength to work for a wide range of companies. what can we do for you? >> "bbc world news" was presented by kcet los presented by kcet los angeles.
, murdoch is much more dominant than in britain. hear, until about this absolutely pete, there was very little reporting about what was going on except for their competition. but they control most of the major newspapers outside of sydney and melbourne. his only real competition is in sydney and melbourne. it is a blanket coverage if they have. >> thank you for joining us, alan night from the university of technology in sydney. petrol bombs and bricks were thrown in belfast. officers used water cannons to control the crowd of up to 200 protesters on the night before the biggest day of the loyalists march. the latest from belfast. >> frankly, trouble had been expected but expected to come from the loyalist and the unionists and the protestant side of the community. it came and fat from the nationalist community, from a part of what that fast where they hijacked a bus, drove it don't -- drove it toward a police cordon designed to cape loyalists and republicans apart. they need to celebrate the highlight of the marching season bird on the 12th of july, and republicans have a standard becau
communications director, also the former editor of britain's biggest selling newspaper has been unveiled by police. the former u.s. first lady, betty ford, died at the age of 93. she was the wife of president gerald ford and served as first lady from 1974 to 1977. betty ford was best known for founding a leading california clinic for treating drug and i call addiction. president barack obama said she left a legacy of courage for others. >> ladies and gentlemen, president and mrs. gerald ford. >> gerald ford once said that he was indebted to no man and to only one woman, his wife betty ford. as first lady, she combined grace with candor, a candor that was tested just months after she moved into the white house when doctors discovered she had breast cancer and if -- and performed a mastectomy. her frank discussion about the ordeal is credited to learning women about the dangers of breast cancer. >> women are no longer ashamed of having mastectomies. they talk about it. i feel that i have saved many lives. >> she was known as betty plumber growing up in michigan and she dreamed of becoming
. they're all in place. everything is fine. we're not going back. >> britain's duke and duchess of cambridge celebrated canada day with thousands of people in the capital os awafment on the first day, prince william told the parliament on parliament hill he was excited of the prospect by coming part of the canadian family as they traveled around the country. from ottawa, we have this report. >> they are young and glamorous, which undoubtedly helps but to be a successful royal requires more. things like a sense of service and ability to connect with people, because that lifts them belong mere celebrity. william and kate arrived at the annual canada day celebration in a horse-drawn carriage. the crowds were large, the welcome once again enthusiastic. as the queen's representative in canada, the governor general mounted the podium, the crowd shouted for will and kate. they made their way to the stage giving the crowd a chance to see kate was wearing canada's national colors of red and white. canada's prime minister congratulated them on their marriage. the crowd cheered, dignitarie
sparked massive protest across the continent. britain has passed its own cost- cutting baggage. it comes after investors started to worry that the eurozone's third largest economy could be the next victim of the debt crisis. it goes to the lower house of parliament on friday. >> italy, ever aware of battles past, has been told it is now on the front line in the current battle over the eurozone crisis. the reason is that. -- the reason is debt. today, the italian senate debated an emergency austerity package, brought forward to calmed markets worried about italian debt. the italian finance minister told the senators the country was watching. he warned the public they could devour our future in the future of our children. passions ran high. public wages will now be frozen. the senate approved the measures and the italian parliament looks set to pass this budget in five days. >> we are reeling right now at the defense of the european currency. this is not against italy. it is against the eurozone. >> here is italy's problem. it is looking to make 42 billion pounds in savings over three year
at the heart of a very big, powerful organization, and maybe it extends across wider if journalism in britain. also affected are the police and politicians. there are some brave politicians saying now that politics should have been stronger on this issue. >> professor brian castcart there. the indian former minister arrived on wednesday for a three-day visit. he'll hold talks with officials from bangladesh on long standing issues. success there will pave the way for a high-profile visit by india's prime minister in september. our bangladesh correspondent there. >> india and bangladesh are supposed to be friendly neighbors, but they have a range of contentious issues, ranging from river waters to demarcation. the two south asian neighbors also shared more than 50 rivers, but bangladesh believes it's not getting enough water as india has built a number of dams upstream. the two sides are expected to reach an interim agreement on the water and the rivers during the visit of the india prime minister to bangladesh later this year. the two sides are also talking about giving transit access to each
sharma. lawmakers in britain will discuss the phone hacking scandal rocking news international. the court said they were partly to blame for the shevardnadze massacre. >> japan is to conduct tests on its nuclear plants. london.4:00 on this is "newsday." >> the british parliament has called an emergency debate about the phone hacking scandal surrounding news international. the action has prompted calls for a public inquiry. >> for months, this scandal has been growing and growing as more and more celebrities and politicians were informed their telephones had been hacked. now a much more serious allegation has shocked the country. a 13-year-old went missing in 2002. her body was found six months later. the latest claim is that the news of the world hacked her phone while she was missing and some messages have been deleted in the process. david cameron and made his feelings clear cari >> if they are true, this is a dreadful act and a dreadful situation. what i read in the papers is quite shocking, that someone could do this, knowing that the police were trying to find this person and trying
of britain's biggest media empire, rupert murdoch, is to make his first appearance before a committee of british members of parliament on tuesday to face questioning about the phone hacking scandal at the "news of the world." his son james will also give evidence, and will the former boss, rebekah brooks. the scandal has already forced two a senior police officers to resign. >> he is ben yates of the are no longer, resigning just a day after his boss, sir paul stevenson. both paying the price for failing to get to grips with the hacking scandal. so said the mayor of london. >> i regret to say i have just come off the phone john yates, who tendered his resignation. >> boras johnson said both men had jumped and were not pushed. but he made it clear he had done everything he could to encourage them. >> it is a concatenation of issues and questions. it is going to make it very difficult for them to continue to do their jobs in the way they wanted. >> yates began the day determined not to resign, telling colleagues he would not submit to trial by media. he ended it explaining why he was go
. >> as the investigation gets under way, britain has promised intelligence cooperation. forensic, eyewitness accounts and telephone analysis will all be fed in. the unanswered questions are, who was behind this and why? >> richard capt. is on his way to the island of -- richard galpin is on his way to the island of utoeya. he filed this report. >> they fear there may be more bodies in the water. boats are searching. we know that when the gunmen opened fire on this island, there was huge panic. there's got to be something like 600-700 people who were on the island at the time. some of them took to the water and tried to swim away. there is a fear that more bodies will be found in the water. those in the red cross were saying to me that there may also be more victims inside the building where the bomb explosion took place in the mid afternoon here in central oslo because it is difficult for the emergency services to get inside the building. there is a concern that there might be more bombs in the area. there has been very significant damage to the building, so it is dangerous from that point of view fo
. britain couple tom's cabin to try to prevent that. unfortunately in effect it made slavery more entrenched because it made this out very defensive about slavery, even as it turned the north toward antislavery. so it had this effect. it startled her. some became more better. petitions to politicians. she was mentioned in political speeches. it was really a growing division so finally win don brown comes along, even though she had created it gentle on "tom she calls john brown in 1869 the greatest american that ever lived. like a former pacifist, henry david thoreau who rick -- who wrote his entire essay in his earlier years which influences more nitpicking and gondi. but henry david thoreau is greater than any of the founding fathers. there is no man who has ever lived to has done more for the honor of the american name. she knew about his violence in kansas and is violence. but by that time she knew the very sad truth that only violence was going to end slavery. it took the death of more than 620,000 americans to end slavery. that is how deeply entrenched slavery had become in america. sad
aspects of life in britain? >> it was a huge influence, and i think it's hard to underestimate. to give you an example of the influence that murdoch has had really over the last 20 to 25 years, when tony blair, the former prime minister was considering making a bid for the prime minister's decision, he flew to australia to meet with murdoch. he went to murdoch to ask for murdoch's blessing, and similarly cameron, the current prime minister went to murdoch and asked for a blessing before he launched his bid as prime minister. for a time in great britain, leaders in political parties have played up to murdoch, and there's simply no question his news operations have destroyed some politicians and raised others to high positions of power. >> how does that play out when we think about the power politically of murdoch can be in the united states? >> well, there's no question that the way that his news operations operate in the united states, particularly his fox television network, is at least somewhat grounded in that australian style, it is one that is far more partisan than is the case wit
britain. and today was certainly no exception. first came the news of the second high-profile resignation in scotland yard in 24 hours when assistant commissioner john yates announced he was stepping down. then a former world news reporter who said high-spread hacking of the paper under then editor andy clausen was found dead. more on that in a moment. first the bbc's political editor nick robinson, has more on the many departures. >> he is yates of the yard no longer, resigning just a day after his boss. the commissioner of the metropolitan piece sir paul stephenson. both paying the price for failing to get to grips with the hacking scandal, so said the mayor of london. >> i regret to say i have just come off the phone to a.c. john yates, who tendered his resignation. i believe both decisions are regrettable but i'm afraid in both cases, the right call has been made. >> boris johnson insisted both men had jumped and were not pushed but made it abundantly clear he had done everything to encourage them. >> i think it became clear to john yates that the cackny of questions and circumstances
on a general basis that so far we don't have any evidence of another cell either in norway or in britain. >> for now, norway's focus is on the dead and those still missing. each evening the police will release more names as the terrible process of identifying all who have been lost goes on. james robbins, bbc news, oslo. >> norway's justice minister has praised the security services for their response to breivik's attacks. there were questions about whether the police were quick enough to get to the island where the killer went on the rampage. europe has been to the island and spoke to some of the rescuers. >> across from the island, where so many died, there are people still waiting with young people still missing. what is emerging here is the story of those rescued and questions about the police response. the heart of this rescue is a campsite in their small boats. they launch their boat to help people swimming from the island, where a man dressed as a policeman was hunting their friends down. >> the first thing was that they don't trust us. they shout from the water, "can i trust you?
? >> britain is not in the euro and while i am prime minister, it will never be in the euro so we should not be involved in those internal arrangements. only eurozone countries were involved. only eurozone countries have been involved about further bailouts. it is right not to use the european financial stability mechanism for future support to greece. >> what discussions did he have about preparing for that the fault? in particular with the president who has said in the context of departure from the euro and the devolution of the monetary union, it does not have to be disorderly. >> what is causing disorder as instability in europe. it is the fact that cannot be changed. if greece can default. good money will be wasted failure of greece. why wasn't the prime minister your normal skeptical self and lead an orderly withdrawal? >> checks seem to be a it endangers species sincethey were in terminal decline. the council said there is no alternative. the council did not look too happy when they came before the treasury committee. >> it is a imperative as working to have a viable set of of tre
with us. >> i'm chris wragge. there's been another development in britain's phone hacking scandal. a new arrest, a man said to be former editor of "news of the world" as pressure groiz on rupert murdoch to testify in london and possibly washington. new development every day. television deal with bsky b looks like it's -- >> out. >> -- a thing of the past. >>> with time going out, the president abruptly walked out of wednesday's meeting according to republicans. nancy cordes joins us live from capitol hill with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, chris. it appears that patience is wearing thin in the room where the president is meeting at the white house with eight top congressional leaders. both sides accuse the other of moving the goal posts, of failing to lead and now it appears the president has had enough. they may have been all smiles at the start of the meeting but tensions flaired after house majority leader eric cantor, republican from virginia, repeatedly proposed a series of short term extensions of the debt limit if a larger deal proved unattainable. "i
susan boyle and her amazing voice, blew everyone away, moved some people to tears on "britain's got talent"? remember that. "kor "korea's got talent" has got its own susan boyle. living on the street, sleeping in staircases and public toilets as a kid. the story and performance are now an internet sensation. that is why now it's trending. watch this from my colleague, paula hancocks. >> reporter: trying to calm those last-minute nerves. choy seems just like thousands of other hopefuls on "korea's got talent." but he's not. >> reporter: for the next ten years, he lived on the streets selling gum and energy drinks. he slept in stairwells or public toilets. >> reporter: and then came this. ♪ >> reporter: this powerful baritone voice from a 22-year-old is as impressive as his determination to pull himself from the streets to the stage. ♪ >> reporter: his rendition of the italian song, "my fantasy," reduced the judges and the audience to tears. he says he still feels a little uncomfortable being part of the competition. >> reporter: but he did make it through. coming out on top in th
when you do. and try 3d white toothpaste and rinse. >>> leaders of all main three parties in britain are meeting this evening to discuss the scandal that put rupert murdoch's media empire. mr. murdoch and his top lieutenants son james murdoch and rebecca brooks have been summoned to parliament to be questioned by mps who are furious of the allegations of phone hacking and the payment of police officers for confidential information. but now, they are not the only ones being investigated. two current and two former metropolitan police officers including andy hayman, a terrorist analysis for msnbc news who i spoke to at the royal wedding were investigated for wrongdoing in a criminal investigation six years ago. with the latest on the escalating scandal, i'm joined by stephanie gosk in london. stephanie, "international news" has not confirmed that mr. brooks and mr. murdoch will not attend the inquiry, and why would they go? >> well, they are not compelled legally to go, and it is not going to be pleasant experience for them. they have serious questions they will have to face, and there
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in britain's phone hacking scandal. this morning, a new arrest in the investigation of a man said to be a former editor of the "news of the world." as pressure grows on rupert murdoch to testify in london and possibly washington. we will the latest on that in a bit. every day, a new development. >> that is right. >> looks like that thing is a thing of the past. we will get to that coming up. >>> first with time running out to increase the debt limit, tensions running high in the ongoing negotiations at the white house. according to republicans, the president abruptly walked out of wednesday's meeting. cbs news congressional correspondent nancy cordes joins us from capitol hill with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. it appears patience is wearing thin in the room where the president is meeting at the white house with eight top congressional leaders. both sides accuse the other of moving the goal posts, of failing to lead, and now it appears the president has had enough. they may have been all smiles at the start of the meeting. but tensions flared after ho
saw the conflict with britain, what was the sugar act? it was something, it was a law passed to favor the british sugar planters, this wealthy group of men who mostly live in london and hobnob with members of parliament. what's the stamp act? the an act to pass taxes from the rich -- namely the british -- to the poor which you always are when you're about to be taxed, but the poor, midling colonist. and the tea act, what is it? is it's favoritism on behalf of parliament for the shareholders of the east india tea company. so there's the government being oppressive, the parliament, and i think it's important to understand what the revolution was about for many ordinary patriots was this effort to set up governments of their own, that their problem was that their governments lacked the power to protect the people and promote their prosperity. and that to understand the movement solely as anti-government is to understand it really halfway and partly from the point of view of the most well-to-do who are always the ones who can do without less government and not from the point of view of th
, news corporation decided to drop its bid to buy remaining shares in bskyb, britain's largest satellite broadcasting company. this doesn't mean, patti ann, that newscorp won't revisit the plan sometime down the road but for now it's been scrapped. newscorp issued a statement saying it had believed that newscorp taking over bskyb would actually benefit both companies but it is clear in the current climate it can't progress with the deal, newscorp owns 39 percent of the shares in bskyb. there was a lively debate in the british parliament today. it was expected that the government would vote this evening to ask news corporation to drop its bid to take over bskyb. even though newscorp has dropped the bid, apparently that discussion tonight is going on but here's what british prime minister david cameron said at a preliminary debate this morning: >> what has happened to this company is disgraceful, it's got to be addressed at elf level and they should stop thinking about mergers when they've got to sort out the mess they've created. >> reporter: cameron has, patti ann, welcomed newscorp's de
, that scandal, more rupert murdoch's newspapers. this as britain's prime minister speaks out how he and his family were targeted. >>> and sergeant surprise. a marine serving in afghanistan takes a chance on youtube and asks a favorite actress, mila kunis, to a military ball. >> take a second to think about it, get back to me. >> her response? yes! and now he's the envy of the corps. this is "today" on july 12th, 2011. >>> and welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm ann curry. >> i'm matt lauer. nice to see you. >> nice to see you. welcome back. we really missed you. partner in crime. >> i had perfect weather on vacation. now that perfect sunny weather has turned perfect, sunny and brutally hot. if you're in the new york area today, hopefully your afternoon plans will be indoor. our heat index, about 103 today. >> we're not alone. heat advisories have been issued for at least 18 states, matt. and in illinois, the dangerous temperatures are blamed for at least one death. we'll get details and al's forecast straight ahead. >>> nbc news investigates a controversy involving gop president
new book, classified, secrecy in the state and post-war britain. and the professionor looks at civil rights in the early 1990s. get the complete schedule. >> live from sthracks, the nation's governors look at the lessons of 9/11 and freedman talks about competitiveness and the economy. the national governors association, this weekend, on line on c-span radio and on c-span. >> i'm very interested in what i call disappearing america. america that may not be here 25 years from now. >> for 30 years carol has traveled the united states documenting the country through her photo lens. follow her story. sunday night on quanchquanch. it's a prelude to the documentary, the library of congress. >> it's all available to you on t vision, radio, on line. and find our content any time through c-span's video library. and we take it on the road with our digital bus and local content vehicle. it's washington your way. the c-span networks. now available more than 100 million homes. provided as a public service. "washington journal" continues. host: we're joined by pedro of reuters. as you look at the u
. a controversial in vitro lottery will launch in britain giving protective parents winning thousands of dollars towards expensive fertility treatment. tickets of the so-called game will be sold online, and every month. some are now calling the lottery wrong and entirely inappropriate. and this isn't your average invitation, a marine asked mila kuhnous out on a date from afghanistan. >> and just want to one thing i'd like to ask you, like you, on november 18th, from greenville, north carolina with yours truly. take a second, think about it, get back to me. >> wow, the sergeant's got more of the 3rd battalion, 2nd marines posted this on youtube and we don't know if she's watched it yet. no word on her response. those are your headlines. now, time for the 7th annual wounded warrior, injured troops in afghanistan gathered and everything from scuba diving, kayaking, water skiing and more. rick reichmuth is trying to keep up. >> exactly the 7th year this event has been doing on and joined by will parker, you lost your leg on may 31st, i think may 31st and that's a few weeks ago. >> yeah, about four o
? >> in great britain a few years ago cannot they undertook -- a few years ago, they undertook a social security reform. in typical british way, they had a white paper study on what they should do and concluded that it would be useful to try to increase private savings at the same time that they did social security reform. it actually increased benefits in the public system. but even there, they decided that it was not enough. it is probably because the index did at a slower rate. they decided that in order to help a broad swath of people we needed to build up private pension savings. if you look at the private pension system, it covers fairly poorly most of the population. an estimate i did a few years ago -- i have not quite of dated, but basically of 70% of those who retire, the lifetime expenditure is close to $1 million. that is in excess of their home, private accounts, everything. a large number are dependent upon social security and medicare. how do we deal with it? one way is to try to, perhaps, increase some of those cash benefits for lower and moderate income people. but for the middl
you so much. we'll get the rest of your forecast in a bit. >>> for now, to britain's deepening phone hacking scandal. this morning there are claims that journalists from other rupert murdoch's other papers were involve and the alleged target is former p.m. gordon brown. stephanie goss is in london with this. stephanie, good morning. >> good morning, ann. gordon brown does not mince his words when he spoke to the bbc this morning about rupert murdoch's papers me said those papers used people to gather information on known criminals. the allegations appearing in the british press over the last 24 hours claiming that brown's personal information has been relentlessly pursued for the last decade. a scandal that started with just one of rupert murdoch's tabloids is spreading. now two more of the media mogae gu mogul's newspapers "the sun" and "the tusun times." an adviser to gordon brown said in 2006, the editor on "the sun" paper and "news of the world" contacted the browns saying that they knew their newborn son had cystic fibrosis and it was going to print the story. gordon brown spoke
is take a look at canada and britain. i mean, we don't have to theorize what that will result in. it will result in rationing. the medical innovation that saved my daughter's life and millions of others, it really is america where medical mir release are are created. that innovation will come it a grinding halt. that's just the quality aspect of health care bill. it is going to destroy our budget. i wrote a piece with the ex-c.b.o. director, when this thing kicks in, as it is designed to do and a large percentage of americans lose their employer health care coverage we're taking about maybe $900 billion. we're bankrupting america, senator. that's why i ran. mr. sessions: i would ask unanimous consent that i be given one additional minute? the presiding officer: is there objection? without objection, so ordered. mr. sessions: mr. president, i just want to say, we have in this colloquy senator blunt, who is the second-rank republican leader in the house and who has dealt with these issues for many, many years, we are so glad to have him in the senate. and senator johnson, a new sen
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